I went for a test today at a Company for a programmer position.HR interviewed me, then I was given a test,some logic and some coding.Some of the questions seem vague to me, but since no person was present at the test,all that they will have is my written work.I did suck at the test,and it's going to be marked by the team lead,do you think it's a fair way to conduct these tests on pen and paper without anybody present?
I don't know if "fair" is the point in question. Maybe it is just a stupid way, because when someone messes up in the test, they have no way to notice that this might be due to ambiguity in the test questions.
I could be wrong, but in the USA, isn't it illegal to give an unsupervised general test during a job interview?
The test may be deliberately vague, to provoke reactions. The test writers may have been thinking, "Let's see if the candidate takes the trouble to note issues and difficulties with the problem themselves...that's the sort of employee we really want."
Brent P. Newhall
Let me rephrase my last paragraph: I don't know if this sort of test is illegal in the USA.
Brent P. Newhall
Giving an "IQ Test" in job interviews is illegal in the states, due to discrimination laws. For instance, making your janitor candidate take that logic test would be extremely illegal. I believe it is legal when hiring a programmer, because it can be construed as domain specific.
Actually One of the questions was taken from the techinterview.org site, and I managed to goof that off as well.Anyway I really got nervous and bombed it.But the company only conducts interviews after the test,depending how well you did on it.
I also have to take a logic test. Is there any way to prepare for such a test?
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